What We Believe

We Believe:

Jesus is God in the flesh (His Son) and is essential to the existence of all of creation (the world) (Col. 3:15-20).  He was publicly crucified to death, buried, resurrected to life, ascended to the Father and is returning in the future.

That every person is separated from a relationship with God due to their own sin (defined as “being anything other than what God demands”) and cannot live up to God’s standards.

That salvation and relationship are only by God’s gift (grace) and cannot be earned, but that accepting the relationship demands that we trust Him completely and seek to know and do the “works” He has given us.
Ephesians 2:8  For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift— not from works, so that no one can boast.  For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.

That God wants to have a personal loving relationship with every person and has made that relationship possible through the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus and through His Holy Spirit.  

​That salvation requires not just accepting the facts of who Jesus is, but on giving Him full authority in all parts of life, not just “spiritual things”.

That the Bible is the guide and rule for all matters of faith and practice.

That the role of church leaders (pastors, teachers, etc.) is to equip the church for its mission  (Ephesians 4: 11-13).  That the church (not just the local congregation) is the Body of Jesus, designed by God to function according to the Head (the mind or will) of Jesus (I Corinthians 12:12-26).

That each Believer (one who trusts Jesus) has both a responsible part of the functioning of the body, but has been given a spiritual gift to empower that place and capacity.  
1 Peter 4:10-11 (HCSB)  Based on the gift (charismata) each one has received (past tense), use it (command) to serve others, as good managers of the varied grace of God. If anyone speaks, it should be as one who speaks God’s words; if anyone serves, it should be from the strength God provides, so that God may be glorified through Jesus Christ in everything. To Him belongs the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.